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About Mississippi Department of Corrections

The Mississippi Department of Corrections first started around 1789. This dates to when the first report prison was officially constructed in Natchez.

It was not until 50 years later, when the Mississippi Department of Correction had their first centralized prison known as The Walls. This was officially completed in April of 1840 and was in Jackson Mississippi. The Walls costed around $75,000 and was on the current site of the capitol building. The building was constructed solely on inmate labor and could house up to 200 inmates.

Throughout the years, the Mississippi Department of Corrections constructed more and more facilities throughout the state. But, the Mississippi Department of Correction was not only just worried about building some of the best facilities, but they were also making and improving on their efforts to be a part of the American Correctional Association Accreditation as well. Throughout the years they have received the ACA’s Golden Eagle Award.

Basic Information

Types of Correctional Facilities in Mississippi

Mississippi Prisons and Jails

Correctional Facility Name
Type
County
Baldwyn City Jail City Jail Prentiss County
Amory City Jail City Jail Monroe County
Ackerman City Jail City Jail Choctoaw County
Biloxi Jail City Jail Harrison County
Clarksdale Jail City Jail Coahoma County
Grenada Jail City Jail Grenada County
Pearl Jail City Jail Rankin County
Tupelo City Jail City Jail Lee County
Ocean Springs City Jail City Jail Jackson County
Mound Bayou City Jail City Jail Bolivar County
Forest City Jail City Jail Scott County
Vicksburg City Jail City Jail Warren County
Ridgeland City Jail City Jail Madison County
Port Gibson City Jail City Jail Claiborne County
Pascagoula City Jail City Jail Jackson County
Picayune City Jail City Jail Pearl River County
Starkville City Jail City Jail Oktibbeha County
Decatur City Jail City Jail Newton County
Greenville Jail City Jail Washington County
Crystal Springs Jail City Jail Copiah County
Quitman City Jail City Jail Clark County
Natchez Jail City Jail Adams County
Jackson Police Jail City Jail Hinds County